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Authorised form of nameNewcomb; Simon (1835 - 1909)
SurnameNewcomb
ForenamesSimon
Dates1835 - 1909
Dates and placesBirth:
Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada (12 March 1835)
Death:
Washington, District of Columbia, USA (11 July 1909)
ActivityResearch Field:
Astronomy, mathematics
Education:
Harvard University
Career:
Resident, USA (1853); Professor of Mathematics, United States Navy (1861); in charge of the equatorial telescope, Washington University (1873); Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, John Hopkins University (1884); Rear-Admiral, by Act of Congress (1906); recieved a military funeral
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
13/12/1877
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1890
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DAB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1910-1911 vol 84 pp xxxii-xxxviii signed by P H C
References:
Sir Richard Woolley, 'Captain Cook and the Transit of Venus of 1769' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 19-32
Royal Society codeNA6276
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1877/25Newcomb, Simon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/4/830Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Simon Newcomb6 November 1890
NLB/4/931Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Memeber of the Royal Society2 December 1890
NLB/4/1095Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Washington, Foreign Member of the Royal Society16 January 1891
NLB/5/1113Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [William Thomson] President of the Royal Society5 January 1892
NLB/13/6Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr A M W Downing, Nautical Almanac Office, 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, W.C.28 May 1896
NLB/17/146Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons27 July 1898
NLB/17/248Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane21 September 1898
NLB/26/708Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Member of the Royal Society18 May 1903
NLB/28/463Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society 10 March 1904
NLB/30/666Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Member, Royal Society3 May 1905
NLB/32/214Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Member of the Royal Society30 January 1906
NLB/35/24Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Simon Newcomb4 April 1907
NLB/36/725Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Member of the Royal Society7 December 1907
NLB/40/640Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs Harrison & Sons12 July 1909
MS/928/2/123Letter from Simon Newcomb, 1620 P Street, Washington D.C., to Charles Vernon Boys12 January 1900
MS/928/2/124Letter from Simon Newcomb, 1620 P Street, Washington D.C., to Charles Vernon Boys12 February 1900
NLB/30/779Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Simon Newcomb, Foreign Members, Royal Society 23 May 1905
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